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DATE CHANGE: BSSC Short Course: Get Educated on Seismic Design Practices

Friday, June 7, 2013  
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New Date: Friday, August 16, 2013

Stay up to date on the latest building practices in designing for earthquakes. Structural engineers, design professionals, building officials, academics and students can improve their seismic design skills and learn about the current Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP) Recommended Seismic Provisions when they attend "Earthquake Engineering Techniques: From the NEHRP Provisions to Building Seismic Design.”

This short course organized by the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) and co-sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) will be held Friday, August 16, 2013, in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, at the ASCE Bechtel Conference Center in Reston, Va.

BSSC is offering this one-day short course to support the 2009 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures, which the Council developed for FEMA NEHRP. The Council is committed to helping design professionals keep current with the changes made in ASCE7-10: Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures and the 2012 International Building Code based on the 2009 NEHRP Provisions.

"Earthquake Engineering Techniques” covers a wide range of topics from the FEMA publications: P-751 2009 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions: Design Examples, and the accompanying P-752 2009 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions: Training and Instructional Materials. The course includes 7 hours of instruction. Attendees that complete it will receive a certificate that awards 7.0 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

Course topics include:

1) Introduction to the NEHRP Provisions and ASCE 7
2) Introduction to Earthquake Engineering
3) Earthquake Ground Motions
4) Structural Analysis
5) Structural Steel
6) Reinforced Concrete
7) Composite Structures
8) Nonstructural Components
9) Nonbuilding Structures

Course Instructors include:

Virginia Tech Professors Finley A. Charney, PhD PE, and Roberto Leon, PhD, PE; Sanj Malushte, PhD, PE, Senior Principal at Bechtel Power Co. in Frederick, Md.; and J.G. (Greg) Soules PE, SE, P.Eng, SECB, F.ASCE, F.SEI, Principal Civil/Structural Engineer at CB&I in Houston, Texas.

Register Now!

Registration for the BSSC short course "Earthquake Engineering Techniques: From the NEHRP Provisions to Building Seismic Design” is $395 for the general public and $325 for members of the National Institute of Building Sciences and students. (The registration fee includes a student manual and CDs containing FEMA P-751, P-752 and educational software such as NONLIN and EQ-Tools). But don’t wait. Register before July 15 and save $100. Register Now!

Co-Sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)

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